cards, Techniques


Second last day of Sale-A-Bration.  Here is a card for you using ‘Madison Avenue’ Stamp Set.  I demonstrated this at a workshop recently.  I CASED this one from our Demonstrator “Impressions” magazine.  Did you know you can colour your silver Glimmer paper ANY colour you would like??  I know you can buy the Red and the Champagne but sometimes it is nice to have a little sparkle in a different colour.  I will tell you about that shortly.   Here is the card.


I have used the Vine Embossing Folder – and check it out!  Try reversing your folder sometimes to deboss the card.  It gives a different look.  The DSP strips are from Sycamore Street DSP.   You can’t really tell from the photo but I have also clear embossed the flowers on the Tangerine and the Summer Starfruit card.  I added some Summer Starfruit Satin stitched ribbon to finish it off.  See the Razzleberry Scallop Circle glimmer though.  It is a little hard to tell.  It is a little lighter colour than the Razzleberry colour is normallly but it gives a subtle shimmer.

To colour the Glimmer paper on this card I sponged the colour on using the Sponge Daubers. Just dab the dauber on the inkpad and “pounce” it over your card. Continually re-ink and pounce.  The more you dab the more intense colour you get.  I wouldn’t recommend doing a large area for this.  Maybe a brayer would work for that????? Not sure about that one but for small areas this is good to create your different colours.


It’s a great effect and good to know you can have other colours to that lovely sparkly Glimmer paper.

Last day for Sale-A-Bration tomorrow.  I have one more card to show you tomorrow so stop by then.





I’m ‘Feeling Sentimental’!!  Well, this is the stamp set I used on the card.  This is a great stamp set for the male cards.  This card was inspired by one I saw on Splitcoaststampers.


I used the same colours and layout.  On the Black oval though I embossed this using the Stripes Embossing Folder.  I added a timber button threaded with twine.

Here is a close-up to show the embossed oval although it still is a little hard to see!


There is so much detail in these images they really don’t need much more doing with them.  It is a simple card but I guess for a male they don’t really look too closely, do they!

Thanks again for stopping by.  The week is flying past and there is not much time left for Sale-A-Bration 2013.  This has been a fantastic 2 months and there have been some great products.  So don’t miss out on getting your freebies whether you shop or join Stampin’ Up!

Stop by tomorrow for the second last project of Sale-A-Bration.


cards, Masculine


I was playing around with the Sale-A-Bration set ‘Feeling Sentimental’ a few weeks ago and created this card.  Some distressing and inking I think it makes a great “MAN” card.  They are always hard to do, aren’t they???  I have used the Chevron Embossing Folder.  The brads in the centre of the wheel and on each end of the Natural Trim Ribbon are gold brads and I sanded them back slightly to rough them up!!!


Thanks for stopping by today.  I have another card using this set to show you tomorrow, Day 3 of our Countdown, so stay tuned.




I can’t believe there is only 5 days left for Sale-A-Bration.  Where has the last 2 months gone??? I can’t believe it.  There is still so many cards I want to make with these stamps.  Some I haven’t event inked yet!  I am running out of time.  To mark the end of Sale-A-Bration though I thought I would show you a card to countdown to the end.

Here is Day 5 Card.  The other week I played around with the new Soda Pop Tops.  I think this card  is inspired by a card I saw on SplitcoastStampers.  


I have used the Vine Embossing Folder but de-bossed it.  I think it gives it a different look.  The DSP flower is from ‘Patio Party’ and punched with the Blossom Punch. The centre flower is stamped in Raspberry Ripple and the small centre flower is in Midnight Muse.   They are from one of the Free Sale-A-Bration sets, ‘Madison Ave’.  See the centre of the flower though??? I have used the Soda Pop Tops.  This one was flattened in the Big Shot.  I will explain this just below.  The greeting is from ‘Fabulous Phrases’ and stamped on Whisper White and I have flagged the ends.  Some Raspberry Ripple Satin Stitched ribbon finishes off the card.

Flattening the Soda Pop Tops in the Big Shot is easy – and fun!!!  You might have seen how to do this elsewhere in Blogland but I will tell you what I did.  Here is the recipe I used for the Big Shot.

Platform – No Tabs.

Cutting Plate.

Scrap Card

Soda Pop Top (faced Down)

Cutting Plate.

Run all this through your Big Shot.  It is quite easy to turn.  I have used scrap card because it saves the soda pop top sticking in to the cutting plate.  Many blogs I have read haven’t done this step but I think it saves digging it out of the plate.  Then again maybe it is OK.

There is still a little time to get your orders in for Sale-A-Bration. For every $100 order you get to choose one of the great products FREE!  There is so many fantastic choices so don’t miss out.  Also, if you love the Stampin’ Up! products so much why not get a discount all the time.  Join the Stampin’ Up! family and during Sale-A-Bration get 25% more in your kit.  Pay $169, get $294 of Products.  How good is that!  BUT you only have until Friday.  So, hurry up!!!

Stop by tomorrow when I will show you another Sale-A-Bration project.




I can’t believe how fast Sale-A-Bration has flown by.  Only 10 days left.  How can that be!!! There is still so many wonderful products I haven’t played with yet!!  This is one card I created the other day.  Yes, I have CASED Shelli! I first found this card on the U.S. Stampin’ Up! Website.   You can find the card here on Shelli’s Blog.  Here is my version.


I don’t think mine is as good as Shelli’s.  I used Crumb Cake instead of Sahara Sand and I think the DSP pennant at the bottom is not right.  I love the way there is that little strip of embossing using the Vine Embossing Folder along the bottom of the White tag though.  There is lots of Sale-A-Bration goodies on this card: Vintage Verses and Madison Avenue Stamp Sets. The Sycamore Street DSP, Vine Embossing Folder, Pool Party ribbon and button. All on one card.  I couldn’t have come up with so many of these on the one card, so Thanks Shelli!!!

Just before I go, have you checked out the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue yet?? There is a link in the Right Hand side bar so head over there now to check it out if you haven’t already.  There are Free Stampin’ Up! products for you as a Customer, a Hostess and/or as a new member to our Stampin’ Up! Family.  You can’t miss it out.  So hurry up time is running out!! If you want more details then head over here to an earlier post I did and that will fill you in on all the details.  There might not be a lot of time left for an In-Home workshop but did you know you can have a Catalogue Party. Pass the Catalogue around to your friends and collect their orders.  If they total $300 or more you still receive all the wonderful Free products that you would have for a $300 party.  How cool is that!!! So come on, pass the Catalogue around to your friends and get back to me- very soon though!!

Thanks for stopping by.  It is nice to have you visit.  I look forward to you visiting again soon.




It has been a little while since I have been here to share my projects with you. Sometimes life just gets busy!!! I am so far behind in my blogging so today I have for you not ONE but THREE cards to show you.   I won’t go in to too much detail about the cards.  I think they are fairly straight forward.  So, on with the show!!!


The layout for this card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.  I love Lucky Limeade teamed with Island Indigo.  I will so miss these colours.  They will be gone in just a few months.  SIGH!!!!  Make sure you stock up now on these colours.


This one uses Patio Party DSP.  I am still not sure about this one.  I whipped this one up quickly but feel there is something wrong with it.  I think I should have put the strip down towards the bottom. Maybe the paper is too busy for that little greeting?  What do you think??


I think this one is cute.  It really shows off a lot of stamps in the set.  I CASED this from Becky Roberts here.  I have used Summer Smooches DSP and there is that Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade again – along with Tangerine Tango.

Thanks for stopping by.  I can’t believe there is only 1 month of Sale-A-Bration left.  I hope you have got your Sale-A-Bration products already.  Otherwise,  stop deliberating and get to it!  They will be gone before you know it!!!!  For every $100 order you can select one of the fantastic exclusive products.  Have a look at the catalogue.  The link is in the right hand side bar.

Stop by again soon so I can show you some more yumminess from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue AND the seasonal catalogue.  We can’t forget that one too!




Here is one of the first cards I have made with one of the Free Sale-A-Bration sets.  Have to say it didn’t come together quite like in my head BUT anyway I am going to show you.


A piece of Pool Party card was cut with a larger Labels Framelits and then embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  I cut a piece of DSP from the ‘Floral District’ pack with a smaller Labels Framelits and this was layered under the Pool Party card.  The verse from Vintage Verses was stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White and layered under that.  It was all adhered to the front of a Pool Party card base.  The fold of the card is on the Left Hand side.  I added a small heart punched from Silver Glimmer Paper.  White Organze ribbon was wrapped around the card and some Pool Party Satin ribbon (one of the Free choices with Sale-A-Bration) was tied through this.  All this resulted in an elegant card – I think????  I’m still not completely sure about the card though.  Hope you like it and may find some inspiration!!

Thanks for stopping by.  I have some more Sale-A-Bration creations in store so stop by again soon,


Stampin' Up!


It’s that exciting time of year again – Sale-A-Bration!  This is where YOU get the Freebies!!!!  There are always fantastic products available that you can choose from and this year is no exception.  But this year there is even more choices! Just when you thought it was hard enough!

Have you seen the Catalogue yet?  I can send you out one OR click on the Catalogue front page here and it will take you to view the Catalogue Online.  This link will be in the Right Hand side margin too.


You HAVE to check it out!! Don’t we all love Freebies??

So, what do you get from Sale-A-Bration???


For every $100 order you can choose one of the exclusive Sale-A-Bration products for Free!!

SAB13LP_cust_Jan2213_SP_02Get your friends together at your place or mine and we can party!  I will show you some of the new SU! products and as Hostess you get extra benefits.  Plus, being the 25th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up! receive a Free pack of Silver Glimmer Paper with parties over $300.  Let’s talk about a date for your party!  Drop me a message and we can arrange it.

SAB13LP_cust_Jan2213_SP_06What about 20% discount on your Stampin’ Up! products ALL THE TIME!!!! Gotta love that!!  During Sale-A-Bration it is even better.  Get 25% extra in your kit to celebrate Stampin’ Up! 25th Anniversary.  Come and join the Stampin’ Up! family.  Come and join my team!!  You can choose ANY Catalogue Products up to the value of $294 in your Kit AND PAY ONLY $169.   Not only do you receive 20% discount on your products ALL THE TIME you become part of THE best company IN THE WORLD!!!  You receive So much inspiration from Demonstrator only Forums, you can attend awesome Stampin’ Up! events AND make some long-time friends (for me that has been the best part!).

So now you know all the details, let me know if you have questions.  I am happy to help you and excited to share stamping with you and your friends.